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Oxygen Production Plant inaugurated in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow/Ghaziabad: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday inaugurated a new state-of-the-art Ultra-High Purity Cryogenic Oxygen Plant in Modinagar town in the Ghaziabad district of Uttar Pradesh.

The plant has been commissioned by INOX Air Products (INOXAP), one of India’s largest manufacturers of Industrial & Medical Gases.

As the largest gas manufacturing unit in Uttar Pradesh, the Air Separation plant with a capacity of 200 Tonnes Per Day (TPD) will produce Liquid Oxygen, Liquid Nitrogen and Liquid Argon. The foundation stone for this prestigious project was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 29, 2018.

As a part of MOU signed between the Government of Uttar Pradesh and INOX AP during ‘Investors Summit 2018’, the plant has been commissioned today, depicting INOX AP’s strong intent to fulfil the need of medical oxygen as well as aid the state’s industrial growth with a robust supply of industrial gases.

With a potential to produce 150 Metric Tonnes of Liquid Oxygen per day, the plant now takes state’s current Liquid Oxygen manufacturing capacity from 115 Metric Tonnes to 265 Metric Tonnes per day. It will fulfil the Oxygen demand of more than 200 hospitals and medical colleges in the state as well as cater to the industrial gases needs of various industries.

With the largest storage capacity of 1000 Metric Tonnes and a robust distribution infrastructure, INOXAP can ably perform this critical task of LMO supplies with its fleet of 15 specialized Cryogenic Tankers having a total trunking capacity of 2.3 lakh litres of Oxygen.

Commissioned with a project outlay of Rs 135 crores, the new plant will also generate 150 direct and indirect employment opportunities in the state.

Talking about the newly commissioned plant, Mr Siddharth Jain, Director, INOX Group said in a press statement, “We are extremely thankful to the progressive outlook adopted by the Government of Uttar Pradesh under the leadership of CM Yogi Adityanath. I would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to him for the prompt support extended by various Departments at various stages of this project.

‘Today, as we cross a massive milestone in our journey, we feel inspired by the Chief Minister’s vision of ensuring a robust healthcare infrastructure as well as comprehensive economic growth in the State of Uttar Pradesh, and we feel proud to be a part of this growth story. The newly commissioned plant at Modinagar is another testament of our commitment towards serving the nation and supporting the Government in these challenging times. I would also take this opportunity to applaud the efforts and passion of our team who worked selflessly, beating all the odds, to ensure that the project is delivered on time. INOX AP is standing tall with the country to fight against this pandemic.”

INOX AP, with support from the Government of Uttar Pradesh, is keen to make a second round of investment of around Rs 150 crores to set up another Ultra High Purity Cryogenic Liquid Oxygen Plant in the Madhyanchal area.

The proposed plant will make Uttar Pradesh an “Atmanirbhar Pradesh” to provide the medical and industrial gases while strengthening and promoting the sustainable industrial growth in the state.

Currently, INOXAP is catering to more than 60 per cent of the total Medical Oxygen demand in the country. All INOXAP units have been running 24×7 to ensure a continuous production and uninterrupted supply of Medical Oxygen to more than 800 hospitals nationwide through a dedicated fleet of 550 transport tanks and 600 drivers.

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